Archive | March, 2011

Broken Marble Bathtub Side Panel

How to Repair a Broken Marble Bathtub Panel – Part 1

This tutorial shows how to repair a broken marble side panel on a whirlpool bathtub with the MagnaPanel™ magnetic access panel hardware kit. The cultured marble side panel on the whirlpool bathtub broke when the plumber removed it to replace the leaking polybutylene pipe. The side panel was pinched between the bathtub rim and the […]

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Marble Panel Crack Cover Up with PVC Trim Strip

How to Repair a Broken Marble Bathtub Panel – Part 2

This project is continued from Part 1. A quick review the MagnaPanel™ project status is: The marble side panel has been glued together with epoxy and 2×4 reinforcement blocks. The side panel slides freely onto the side of the bathtub frame. The MagnaPanel lag bolts have been countersunk and screwed into the bathtub frame. The […]

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Leaking Gray Polybutylene Pipe PB2110 SDR11 B137.8

Leaking Polybutylene Pipe Replacement

This article describes water damage caused by leaking polybutylene water pipe and the cost to tear out and replace the hot & cold water plumbing with CPVC plastic pipe. Water Damage Caused by Leaking Polybutylene Pipe A friend’s home was built in the 1980’s when polybutylene water pipe (or tubing) was widely used as a […]

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